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HIB Specialist

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Policy
Paterson Public School’s (HIB) policy is available here.
The District’s Anti-bullying Coordinator is TJ Best  He can be reached at 973-321-2404 or tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us.
For more information on New Jersey's  "Anti-bullying Bill of Rights" or the District’s plan to address HIB click here
To report an HIB incident, please contact Mr. McGinley, Principal or complete a HIB reporting form on the district's website.

ABR Grade


GMA ABR Grade  67 out of 78 points

District ABR Grade 64 out of 78 points


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High School Choice Fair

The Paterson Public Schools

High School Choice Fair for 8th Graders

will take place:

Monday, November 6, 2017

John F. Kennedy Educational Complex

61-127 Preakness Avenue,

Paterson, NJ 07522

6pm-8pm in the Gymnasium

PSAT Testing Wed., October 11, 2017-12:55pm dismissal for all HS students


PSAT Testing will occur on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Due to testing, it will be a 12:55pm dismissal for all high school students.

All 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT.

9th graders will have a modified schedule so they can receive the required instruction.

12th graders not taking Technical or college school visits will have an EOF workshop,

followed by a Naviance College Application Update/Workshop.

Uniform Shirt Information-8-11-17

Garrett Morgan Academy Uniform Shirts are available at:

United School Uniforms 301 Main Street (Center City Mall-B-104), Paterson, NJ 973 341-7622 

Check their website for the hours they are open.

Navy Blue Polo shirts with the GMA Logo are the only official uniform shirt. (Bootleg t-shirts, etc... with GMA logos are not the school uniform.)

All students will be wearing khaki pants, that means NO black jeans, sweats, yoga pants, etc...

Once again, All students will be wearing khaki pants! Please refer to the student handbook posted on this website (and sent home with every student) for further information concerning the uniform policy.  (Mr. M. McGinley, Principal)

All students must be in the approved uniform at all times.




The updated parent/student handbook containing important information all parents and students need to have a successful school experience is attached. 

If you have any additional questions or need clarification of anything in the handbook, feel free to send an email to me via the email link on the left front-side of the GMA website.

 or email directly at mmcginley@paterson.k12.nj.us.

Mr. M. McGinley, Principal


Congratulations GMA student D.W.

In June of 2016, and again in the summer of 2017, student D.Whyte; rising Senior; represented Garrett Morgan Academy, and the State of New Jersey at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts. She was presented with an official "Award of Excellence", certifying her successful completion of the Congress.

At the Congress, she was surrounded by fellow students who share her passion, ability and potential, and she was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in medicine.

D’s Garrett Morgan family is proud of her on-going accomplishments, and wishes her continued success.

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Guidance 973-321-1000 ext 12544


Mission Statement

Bridging the Past, Engineering the Future

Garrett Morgan Academy's mission is to provide a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment for students who are passionate about service to their community, and the pursuit of excellence in the college or career of their choice.


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Updated Graduation requirements-August 2017